Four Color #259 - Santa and the Angel
([January 1950])

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
On-sale date
1949-11-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "SANTA AND THE ANGEL, No. 259." Code number is S+A O.S. #259-4912. 1 November 1949 on-sale date as per Copyright Entries © date. The GCD fake publication date / pull-date guesstimate based on extrapolation from the © date and Code date. Copyright 1946 by Oskar LeBeck; copyright 1 November 1949 by Western Printing & Lithographing Co. This is a flip book. The second story starts on the back cover and reads toward the middle. (Upside-down from the first story.)


Santa and the Angel (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Morris Gollub
Inks
Morris Gollub
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus; Angel
Keywords
angels; chipmunks; Christmas; rabbits; reindeer; snow

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Oskar LeBeck's name is misspelled "Oscar" on the cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Santa and the Angel / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Oskar LeBeck ?
Pencils
Morris Gollub ?
Inks
Morris Gollub ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Angels Were Singing...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Introduction to Santa and the Angel.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Poem and illustrations.

Santa and the Angel (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Oskar LeBeck (credited)
Pencils
Morris Gollub [as M. Gollub] (credited)
Inks
Morris Gollub [as M. Gollub] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The little Angel; Santa Claus
Synopsis
A little angel drifts to Earth on a cloud and lands in a forest. The forest animals find him and take him to a woodchopper's cabin at the edge of the forest. They get there just as Santa arrives at the cabin and Santa takes the angel back to heaven.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with three illustrations on each page.

Santa at the Zoo (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Oskar Lebeck (credited)
Pencils
Tony Rivera (credited)
Inks
Tony Rivera (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
The animals at the zoo are surprised when Santa Claus pays them a visit.

Indexer Notes

Story starts on the last interior page, upside down to the front cover, and reads toward the middle of the issue. Text story with half-art, half-text on each page with illustrations of varying sizes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Santa at the Zoo / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Oskar Lebeck ?
Pencils
Tony Rivera
Inks
Tony Rivera
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The lion complained...
Synopsis
Introduction to Santa at the Zoo.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Illustration with brief text. Upside-down from front cover.

Santa at the Zoo (Table of Contents: 5)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tony Rivera
Inks
Tony Rivera
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Santa Claus
Keywords
bears; Christmas; elephants; foxes; giraffes; lions; monkeys; stuffed toys; tigers

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Illustration serving as cover to second flip-book story, upside-down in relation to front cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Santa and the Angel
  2. 1. ["Angels Were Singing..."]
    Santa and the Angel
  3. 2. Santa and the Angel
  4. 3. Santa at the Zoo
  5. 4. ["The lion complained..."]
    Santa at the Zoo
  6. 5. Santa at the Zoo
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